Bull riders and rodeo clowns at Dixie National - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Bull riders and rodeo clowns at Dixie National

 By  Julie Straw - bio | email | twitter

 JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Hundreds flocked to the Mississippi fairgrounds to be a part of the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi river.  People pack the coliseum for Sunday afternoon's show full of exciting competitions and entertainment. 

World champion cowboys compete for big prize money riding in barrel racing, bull doggers and ropers.  All the while rodeo clown Cecil keeps the crowd laughing.  The Dixie National Rodeo is in its 45th year and dozens of families never miss a chance to see the action.

"We come down ever year. Her dad's a big rodeo fan and we go the little ones here and they love to come so they come every year and it's a good time," said Jason Hill of Brandon.

The Dixie National Rodeo has been nominated for rodeo of the year for the past five years.

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